Click on the candidate name to show all of the Natural Environment information.
|Candidate name||Ward||Environment Platform Statement|
|Matt Alexander||Ward 1||
"We can work as a community to ensure new development has a positive impact on our environment.
Secure Public Access to Ward 1’s Undeveloped Hilltops
Ensure Responsible Shoreline Development
Reduce Run-off (and Landscaping Costs)
Work and Shop Closer to Home
From http://electmattalexander.com/platform.html, last checked Sept. 22, 2014.
|John Antonioni||Ward 10||
“Expand hiking trails, parks and bike paths throughout the city”
“Continued focus on working with corporate partners to improve air quality in Sudbury”
From http://johnantonioni.ca/my-priorities/, last checked Aug. 30, 2014
|Robin Auger||Ward 7||
"We here in Greater Sudbury have some of the nicest natural spaces, especially in the outlying areas. It is important in my mind to encourage our younger citizens and find ways to get them out to experience nature how its meant to be. As a council it can be a part of our mandate to help in findings ways to get children and young adults interested in our natural areas which can include developing interactive programs at some natural areas such as Ramsey Lake or Lake Laurentian."
From https://www.facebook.com/voterobinauger, last checked Sept. 2, 2014
|Jacques Barbeau (Incumbent)||Ward 2|
|Aaron Beaudry||Ward 9|
|Matt Belanger||Ward 3|
|Joseph Berthelot||Ward 5|
|Fernand Bidal||Ward 6|
|Mike Bleskie||Ward 11||
“Take good infrastructure seriously by working harder toward smart and sustainable development, which eases strain on existing roads, and contributes to a healthy lifestyle.”
from http://bleskie.ca/platform/, last checked July 26, 2014
|Kevin Brault||Ward 6|
|Tay Butt||Ward 12||
“More parks and playgrounds and maintenance of existing”
from www.votefortay.ca; last checked June 30, 2014
|Fern Cormier||Ward 10|
|Francois Couture||Ward 4|
|Michael Cullen||Ward 8||
"Over the next few weeks and months one of my top priorities if to take inventory of all green spaces within Ward 8, with the intention of promoting and hopefully enhancing each designated space for the greater good. (This will be a top priority during my term as elected councillor)"
From Position Statement
|Gordon Drysdale||Ward 7|
|Evelyn Dutrisac (Incumbent)||Ward 4|
|Denis Ferron||Ward 1|
|Jesse Gaudet||Ward 3||
“Sudbury has so many majestic lakes and rivers. That is why, if elected, I will strive to protect the numerous waterways and their ecosystems, the forests and ensuring that we are working to protect the environment we live in.”
“From walking trails, to parks and recreation, green spaces help our community stay active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. To ensure we maintain these green spaces however requires us to ensure they are maintained - something that has not been the case. That is why I will fight to increase funding for re-greening efforts throughout our ward - the bring greener, cleaner communities.
- Ensuring ward 3 has sufficient green spaces for a healthy living
Minimizing the harms of development on our environment”
From http://www.jessegaudet.com/, last checked October 17, 2014.
|Lin Gibson||Ward 9||
"Born and raised in Sudbury, I have witnessed from childhood the phenomenal influence of land reclamation and a positive shift in the attitudes of many residents towards our often misused landscape. Having been a founding member of many lake and watershed stewardship groups and as Chair of Conservation Sudbury, I continue to provide a positive influence on making Greater Sudbury the environmental success story that it deserves and strives to improve upon. I persist in promoting the protection of our precious environment today so that generations to follow will speak positively of those accomplishments."
From http://www.gibson4ward9.ca/#statement, last checked Sept. 3, 2014
|Mike Jakubo||Ward 7||
"Our ward's playgrounds, arenas, walking trails, outdoor rinks, soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts, skate parks and other like venues should be bright, well kept areas where all ages of children, parents and seniors can go to remain healthy and active and spend time with friends and family. Unfortunately, these facilities are old and in need of proper maintenance or renewal…. Mike will also work to ensure that these facilities are accessible to all residents so that children don't have to cross busy roads to access an outdoor rink, that we use our ward's natural settings for walking trails and that playgrounds offer children of all ages and abilities an equal opportunity for fun and enjoyment.”
From http://www.mikejakubo.ca/parks-rec.html, last checked August 30, 2014
|Terry Kett (Incumbent)||Ward 11|
|Dave Kilgour (Incumbent)||Ward 7|
|Robert Kirwan||Ward 5||
“ I have been working with local groups and organizations to generate more use of the major walking trails and parks in the Valley East area and hope to convince fellow Councillors that the development of walking trails and parkland will benefit our region so much in the coming years. Just generating increased awareness among members of the walking trails that are available to them will stimulate people into using these wonderful parts of our city. There are several potential areas in the Sudbury portion of Ward 5 where new multi-use trails could easily be created with little financial investment. This will be a cultural shift for a large segment of the population which is accustomed to spending a lot of their recreational time inside. We need to get people using our outdoor facilities so that they become more connected with nature and it becomes that much easier to protect our natural environment. When people value something, they are more likely to take care of it on their own.
I intend to partner with local schools to see if we can develop a relationship that fosters young children and teens becoming actively involved in caring for our trails and parkland. This can be simply a way of keeping the trails clean in return for volunteer hours, but it will be done in a way that hopefully creates a life-long love of nature among our youth and a desire to protect the environment for their future.”
from http://www.valleyeasttoday.ca/Election%202014/Issues/Environment.html, last checked July 31, 2014
|Mathieu Labonté||Ward 1|
|Vincent Lacroix||Ward 11|
|Joscelyne Landry-Altmann (Incumbent)||Ward 12||
“- Advocate for a sustainable site plan policy for construction/development best practices, responsible storm-water mgt. LIDS - low impact development and local energy efficiency programs.
-Support initiatives to protect our lakes , drinking water and natural greenspaces/natural heritage-mountaintops.”
From http://www.landry-altmann.ca/results.html, last checked Sept. 5, 2014
|René Lapierre||Ward 6|
|Richard Larcher||Ward 5|
|Kerry Latham||Ward 8|
|Paul Lefebvre||Ward 4|
|Les Lisk||Ward 9|
|John Lundrigan||Ward 5||
We must be cautious of future city growth in these areas. A wetland view might be good for new development, however the bigger picture must be looked at. It might not be good for the environment or the future long term health of the area.
I will commit to the development of a natural heritage system approach for the city’s wild areas through the city’s Official Plan, in order to better protect natural areas and wildlife habitat.
I will lobby the provincial government to extent the Chiniguchi Waterway provincial park to encompass the old growth red pine forests around Wolf Lake.
I will commit to ending the costly practice of allowing development in floodplains.
We should encourage natural buffers between development and water frontages."
from http://johnlundrigan.ca/hot-topic-issues/ Aug. 5, 2014
|Wyman MacKinnon||Ward 9|
|Kent MacNeill||Ward 5|
|Robert McCarthy||Ward 12|
|Deb McIntosh||Ward 9|
|Gerry Germain Montpellier||Ward 3||
"Gerry pledges to:
from http://www.votegerrymontpellier.ca/election.php, last checked August 14, 2014
|Marcel Montpellier||Ward 3|
|Chris Nerpin||Ward 11|
|Chad Odnokon||Ward 2||
"I believe in promoting healthy, active lifestyles for the whole community. As your city councillor for ward 2, I would focus on the creation of green spaces, investments in cycling infrastructure, pedestrian walkways, nature trails, and investments in local food production in order to help make Sudbury a healthier community."
I am fortunate to have grown up on Fairbanks Lake, which is the only naturally spring fed lake in the area. Since this, I have come to appreciate the critical importance of maintaining this beautiful northern landscape many of us call home. Ward 2 has a gorgeous provincial park that sadly, many citizens do not visit because of the terrible driving conditions. I feel that Sudbury is home to some of the most beautiful areas in Northern Ontario, and we should be seen as such."
From http://chadodnokon.com, last checked July 8, 2014
|Shawn Ouimet||Ward 12||
“Finding cost effective ways of cleaning our waterways and revitalizing our parks.”
From http://www.shawnouimet.ca/taking_action2.html, last checked Sept. 18, 2014.
|Joseph Palmateer||Ward 2|
|Gerry Perras||Ward 8|
|Hannu Piironen||Ward 10||
"Encourage infilling and densification to prevent urban sprawl. Continue to acquire more green spaces, especially along creeks and trails. Insist on full environmental assessment when planning new roads and other developments."
From flyer (pdf provided by candidate)
I will pursue a protected which does not allow human influence then lead to areas of -parkland
Hand written platform provided by candidate.
|Stefano Presenza||Ward 8||
"New Sudbury has always been a clean, safe and healthy community filled with parks and organized sports, as well as a thriving business area. My commitment is to keep this positive trend going, as efficiently as possible. "
"My priorities for Ward 8 include: improvements and developments to playgrounds, including outdoor rinks, tennis courts and potential skate parks"
From http://www.stefano-ward8.com/priorities.html, last checked August 12, 2014.
|Walter Prus||Ward 7|
|Lynne Reynolds||Ward 11||
"Here is my record of accomplishments as your former Councillor when it comes to being ‘good and green’:
Protection of Oak Forest and Blueberry Hill features in Ward 11"
From http://lynnereynolds.ca/2014/10/02/yes-its-easy-being-green/, last checked October 16, 2014
|Steve Ripley||Ward 10||
"By maintaining involvement with the city and community groups, that are committed to improving and protecting our Bell Park, I will ensure its beauty and sustainability for many years to come."
Encourage economic growth with the promotion of Eco-tourism in Greater Sudbury, especially in and around our Ramsey lake wild areas.
Ensure an increased re-greening effort by local mining companies to include increased summer student job creation and continued beautification and health of our local Eco-systems.
from http://www.steveripley.ca/detailed-platform.html, last checked July 26, 2014
|André Rivest (Incumbent)||Ward 6|
“long-term vision that will protect our parks, lakes, and rivers, including Wolf Lake.”
“Review of the City’s Official Plan to ensure protection of green spaces”
From Oct. 2, 2014 Press Release
|Sidney Shapiro||Ward 1|
|Mark Signoretti||Ward 1||
“Preservation of environmental properties”
From http://votemarksignoretti.ca/#platform, last checked Sept. 13, 2014
|Al Sizer||Ward 8||
“protection of passive and active greenspace in our community”
From http://www.alsizerward8.ca/platform.html, last checked Sept. 13, 2014
|Paul Soucie||Ward 1||
“ensure the ongoing upgrade of parks and playgrounds in Ward One”
“take a responsible approach to ongoing development that respects everyone involved”
From http://www.votepaulsoucieward1.com/#!platform/c1flq, last checked Sept. 13, 2014
|Chris Spry||Ward 1|
|Paul Stopciati||Ward 9|
|Will Thomson||Ward 9||
"Future economic growth is critical to Greater Sudbury’s success and environmental factors must always be given equal consideration in this development. The wise use of our forests, the protection of our many lakes, wildlife management, and the continued re-greening of our city are critical initiatives for all of us."
from http://www.will4ward9.com/#!platform/c1ca7, last checked July 26, 2014
|Thomas Trainor||Ward 1|
|Michael Vagnini||Ward 2|
|Mila Wong||Ward 10|
|Dan Xilon||Ward 2|